Monetary and real shocks and the optimal target zone

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    Abstract

    An exchange rate target zone is analysed in a model where the economy is disturbed by shocks to money demand and goods demand. The stabilising properties of a target zone are compared to those of fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes. It is found that a target zone offers a compromise between these two extremes. It is also shown that, when there are shocks to both money and goods demand, a target zone is better than either a fixed rate or a floating rate in the sense that it minimises the variance of output and prices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)161-172
    Number of pages12
    JournalEuropean Economic Review
    Volume39
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995

    Keywords

    • EXCHANGE RATES
    • TARGET ZONES
    • STABILIZATION POLICY

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